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Top 40 Edward Gorey Quotes (2022 Update)

Edward Gorey Quote: “Books, Cats, Life is Good.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “My favorite journey is looking out the window.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “The helpful thought for which you look Is written somewhere in a book.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I’ve never had any intentions about anything. That’s why I am where I am today, which is neither here nor there, in a literal sense.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “There are so many things we’ve been brought up to believe that it takes you an awfully long time to realize that they aren’t you.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “What is, is, and what might have been could never have existed.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “God knows, there’s enough to worry about without worrying about worrying about things.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “When people are finding meaning in things – beware.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “Only art means anything.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “Interviewer: What is your greatest regret? Gorey: That I don’t have one.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “Z is for Zillah who drank too much gin.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “All the things you can talk about in anyone’s work are the things that are least important.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “Explaining something makes it go away, so to speak; what’s important is left after you have explained everything else.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “There was a young lady named Mae Who smoked without stopping all day; As pack followed pack, Her lungs first turned black, And eventually rotted away.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I have given up considering happiness as relevant.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “A situation comes up, and either you do this or that, or maybe a third alternative comes up. But you simply do not choose. You never really choose anything. It’s all presented to you, and then you have alternatives.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “If something doesn’t creep into a drawing that you’re not prepared for, you might as well not have drawn it.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “The Suicide, as she is falling, Illuminated by the moon, Regrets her act, and finds appalling The thought she will be dead so soon.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “Some tiny creature, mad with wrath, is coming nearer on the path.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I really think I write about everyday life. I don’t think I’m quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “Vice is nice, but a little virtue won’t hurt you.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “It’s well we cannot hear the screams we make in other people’s dreams.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I really think I write about everyday life. I don’t think I’m quite as odd as others say I am.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I thought I’d be a librarian until I met some crazy ones.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I realize that homosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is – but then, of course, heterosexuality is a serious problem for anyone who is, too. And being a man is a serious problem and being a woman is, too. Lots of things are problems.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “When they answered the bell on that wild winter night. There was no one expected – and no one in sight.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I should like a parsley sandwich. To the best of my knowledge they are not in season.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “Not everything in life can be interpreted metaphorically; that’s because things fall out on the way.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I don’t know what it is I’m doing. But it’s not that. Despite all evidence to the contrary.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I tend to be rather inconsequential and trail off.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I suppose it was obvious that The Loathsome Couple was based on the Moors Murders, which disturbed me very greatly for some reason.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “More is happening out there than we are aware of. It is possibly due to some unknown direful circumstance.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “My mission in life is to make everybody as uneasy as possible. I think we should all be as uneasy as possible, because that’s what the world is like.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “If you’re doing nonsense it has to be rather awful, because there’d be no point.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I don’t think anything might have been. What is, is.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “Such excess of passion is quite out of fashion.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “If a story is only what it seems to be about, then somehow the author has failed.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “To take my work seriously would be the height of folly.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “The world may think it idiotic, Nor care at all we’re symbiotic, But I will say at once and twice: I find it nice. I find it nice.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “Mr Earbrass escaped from Messrs Scuffle and Dustcough, who were most anxious to go into all the ramifications of a scheme for having his novels translated into Urdu, and went to call on a distant cousin.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I feel that I am doing the minimum amount of damage to other possibilities that may take place in a reader’s head.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “As someone once said, originality is not taking from somebody else. It’s when nobody can take it from you and repeat it.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I do remember with great pleasure, if not terribly clearly, a play by Richard Foreman with music by Stanley Silverman called Hotel For Criminals, which I saw in a sinisterly suitable mansion in the cultured wilds of western Massachusetts in the summer of 1974, and which could be described as based loosely on Fantomas.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “You never really choose anything. It’s all presented to you, and then you have alternatives.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “I tend to think life is pastiche: I’m not sure what it’s a pastiche of – we haven’t found out yet.”
Edward Gorey Quote: “More and more, I think you should have no expectations and do everything for its own sake. That way you won’t be hit in the head quite so frequently.”
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